How to add soft skills to your resume

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In addition to enhancing the descriptions of your accomplishments within your resume, there is another way to illustrate your soft skill capabilities. This can be done by including the names of soft skills classes that you have taken within the education section of your resume. Including these classes in this way has two advantages. First, it shows that you have taken classes such as negotiation, dealing with difficult employees, conflict management, leading without authority, or whatever other classes you have taken. Second, the mere fact that you have taken these classes and chosen to include them on your resume shows the importance to you of having well honed soft skills.

If you have not yet taken these types of soft skill classes, there is no time like the present. These classes may be

• Offered free at your current employer
• If you are currently unemployed, these and other classes may be available to you at little or no cost through state agencies and other organizations helping those in transition
• At low cost though local training providers
• At seminars through local professional associations
• Online in a webinar format

Taking these classes will not only provide you with insights that will help you professionally, it will also enhance your resume and help you get that next interview.

If you have any questions about your career in IT, please email me at
eric@ManagerMechanics.com
or find me on Twitter at @EricPBloom.

Until next time, work hard, work smart, and continue to grow.

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